June 16, 2024
Consider the following statements:
1. COP15 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was hosted by Côte d’Ivoire.
2. The theme of COP15 was ‘Land. Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity’.
3. It focused on the future sustainable solutions for land restoration and drought resilience.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 and 3 only
  • (B) 3 only
  • (C) 2 and 3 only
  • (D) All of the above
Consider the following statements about Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991:
1. It seeks to maintain the “religious character” of places of worship as it was in 1947 including the case of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.
2. It exempts any place of worship which is an ancient and historical monument or an archaeological site covered by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) None of the above
Which ministry recently inaugurated India’s first Centre of Excellence for Khadi (CoEK) in New Delhi, Delhi?
  • (A) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • (B) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • (C) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • (D) Ministry of Textiles
___________ becomes the 1st Indian State to Roll out Commercial Drone Services in the Healthcare Sector.
  • (A) Karnataka
  • (B) Odisha
  • (C) West Bengal
  • (D) Uttarakhand
Which state government recently launched the “Kalaignarin All Village Integrated Agriculture Development Programme”?
  • (A) Telangana
  • (B) Kerala
  • (C) Tamil Nadu
  • (D) Karnataka
Which of the following Indian personalities were among the list of 100 Most Influential People of 2022 published by TIME magazine in May 2022?
  • (A) Gautam Adani
  • (B) Karuna Nundy
  • (C) Mukesh Ambani
  • (D) Both 1 & 2
Name the personality who was recently appointed as the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Joint Secretary level.
  • (A) Rohit Yadav
  • (B) Sridhar
  • (C) Vivek Kumar
  • (D) Abhishek Shukla
Yuri Averbakh, the world’s oldest living Grandmaster recently passed away. He belongs to which country?
  • (A) Spain
  • (B) Russia
  • (C) Germany
  • (D) Norway
Which of the following country is not a member of QUAD?
  • (A) Japan
  • (B) USA
  • (C) UK
  • (D) AUSTRALIA
Recently centre scraps import duties on which of the following?
  • (A) Sunflower oil
  • (B) Soyabean oil
  • (C) Rice bran oil
  • (D) Both A and B
Consider the following statements:
1. Consumer goods companies and makers of electronics goods have to ensure at least 60% of their electronic waste is collected and recycled by 2025.
2. The rules bring into effect a system of trading in certificates that will allow companies to temporarily bridge shortfalls.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 only
  • (C) 1 and 2 only
  • (D) None of the above
Consider the following statements:
1. Global Travel and Tourism Development Index is released by World Bank.
2. India ranked at 54th position out of 117 assessed countries.
3. USA ranked 1st in the index
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?
  • (A) 1 only
  • (B) 2 and 3 only
  • (C) 1 and 3 only
  • (D) None of the above
What is the theme of 22nd World Turtle Day that was observed across the globe on 23rd May 2022?
  • (A) Save Turtles and Tortoises
  • (B) Adopt, Don't Shop
  • (C) Turtles Rock!
  • (D) Shellebrate!” Asks Everyone to Love and Save Turtles

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